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Hi, I'm Pallavi. I am a freelance photographer in the Washington, DC area. I started with sports and expanded to music and commercial work. I am intrigued by the traits that are shared by athletes and artists—their intensity, focus, abandon, and chemistry with each other. My aim is to capture the real story and often times, this leads me to the narrative behind-the-scenes.

Being a photographer brings out the technician and the artist in me. I have a background in international environmental development, which has allowed me to work around the world. Work that required looking at less obvious realities, both in the process and the final product. These typically unseen moments are the stories I look for and enjoy telling.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.



All photos ©Pallavi Shah Photography


4&9 Productions Film Co.
American University
B-Film Extras
Clock Shop of Vienna
IFC (World Bank)
Patriot League
Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars
Step Afrika
Washington Post Express